Are we living in a robot cargo cult?

Fernaeus, Ylva and Jacobsson, Mattias and Ljungblad, Sara and Holmquist, Lars Erik (2009) Are we living in a robot cargo cult? In: 4th ACM/IEEE international Conference on Human Robot interaction, 9-13 March 2009, La Jolla, California, USA.


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We use the Cargo Cult metaphor to discuss visions, methods and communication of robot research. Essentially cargo cult involves performing of imitative rituals that are conducted without understanding the underlying cause of a phenomenon. We discuss how this is an ongoing challenge within the field of HRI, and what researchers could do to avoid contributing to a robotic cargo cult.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Mobile Life, LIREC
ID Code:3715
Deposited By:Mattias Jacobsson
Deposited On:08 Dec 2009 12:49
Last Modified:23 Aug 2013 10:21

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